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Comparison of Condition Class, Point Sampling and Track Problem Assessment Methods in Assessing the Condition of Walking Tracks in New South Wales Protected Areas

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This report is one in a series examining terrestrial ecological impacts of visitor use. The purpose of the field testing was to assess the utility of each method in terms of:ability to characterise track conditions and develop comprehensive track profilesease of application and staff time needed to apply each method potential to be used for long term monitoring and/or large scale detailed track inventories based on the consistency of the result obtained by different crews.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Comparison of Condition Class, Point Sampling and Track Problem Assessment Methods in Assessing the Condition of Walking Tracks in New South Wales Protected Areas

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Innovation and Change Management for Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises in the Tourist Park Sector

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The project examined innovation as a means of enhancing the business performance of Small and Medium-sized Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs). Specifically, the project gathered evidence to identify the key drivers and  motivations for innovative behaviour in SMTEs in the tourist park sector. This study included firms from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

by John Breen, Suzanne Bergin-Seers, Linda Roberts, Elspeth Frew and Jack Carlsen

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Innovation and Change Management for Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises in the Tourist Park Sector

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GREEN GLOBE benchmarking is a simple process. The measures are practical every day measures and include (for example) the volume of water used in a year as shown by your water bills; the amount of electricity used as shown by your electricity bills and others. GREEN GLOBE uses Earth CheckTM performance indicators with its benchmarking.

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This study presents a framework for the development of social indicators to measure the impact of tourism on communities. It is a research project which emanated from the Green Globe 21 Standard that incorporates  indicators for the environmental impact of tourism and seeks to develop other indicators. The report provides the theoretical background to the concept of sustainable tourism and examines the preliminary findings of the key themes from some exploratory research.

by Liz Fredline, Margaret Deery and Leo Jago

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Interpretation Evaluation Tool Kit: Methods and Tools for Assessing Effectiveness of face-to-face Interpretive Programs

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Being able to document the achievements of your interpretive program influences not only budgets and financial decisions, but it also provides benchmarks needed for monitoring and continually improving the interpretive services and products you offer. The Tool Kit contains 11 indicators that were chosen based upon the expressed priorities of a range of industry partners.

by Sam H. Ham and Betty Weiler

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Interpretation Evaluation Tool Kit: Methods and Tools for Assessing Effectiveness of face-to-face Interpretive ProgramsToo

 

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This report is one of a series in the Sustainable Tourism Corporative Research Center’s overall project to develop a framework, guidelines and tools to enhance assessment, evaluation and reporting of visitor use in protected areas. In this report we review the approaches management agencies have taken to research and assess ecologically sustainable visitor use of Australia’s World Heritage Areas.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Ecologically Sustainable Visitor Use of Australia’s World Heritage Areas

 

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This project explicitly focuses on indicators for measuring the sustainability of visitor use, rather than the much broader suite of indicators needed to report comprehensively on protected area management. Also, the STCRC requested that the indicators be developed for potential inclusion in the Earthcheck TM benchmarking system.

by Joanna Tonge, Susan Moore, Marc Hockings, Graeme Worboys and Kerry Bridle

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Developing Indicators for the Sustainable Management of Visitor Use of Protected Areas in Australia

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Detecting Visitor Impacts in and around Aquatic Ecosystems within Protected Areas

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In this study, we sought to evaluate: a) the range of activities undertaken by visitors to aquatic ecosystems and the likely ecological consequences of those activities, and b) the sensitivity and scale of response of existing aquatic indicators. By combining these two evaluations, we collated a list of aquatic indicators that might be responsive to the spatial and temporal disturbances associated with visitor activities in particular, and as such, might show considerable promise in being further developed and implemented in monitoring and assessment programs within protected areas.

by Wade L Hadwen, Angela H Arthington, Paul I Boon

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